Meet Our Staff

Bronwyn Williams

Bronwyn T. Williams

Director

I love to write and to teach writing and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in the University Writing Center. Writing is the way we connect our ideas, emotions, and lives with one another. It is essential to the intellectual life and to communicating our common humanity. As a teacher I believe that the only way to teach effectively is to listen carefully to what students have to say and work with their writing so it expresses their ideas, not ours. Our goal as writing teachers is to help students develop a rhetorical awareness that will allow them to negotiate the unfamiliar writing and reading situations they encounter both inside the university and beyond. I also believe that writing can be pleasurable and fulfilling, even as it is hard work. I have had a broad range of teaching experiences in composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, popular culture, and journalism. I have also recently published a book, Literacy Practices and Perceptions of Agency: Composing Identities, that includes research that took place at the University Writing Center. My personal webpage is at http://bronwyntwilliams.com.

Cassie Book

Cassie Book

Associate Director

Cassie is delighted to rejoin the University Writing Center staff after a four-year hiatus. In 2010 she began her career in teaching and studying writing as a graduate student tutor here at the University Writing Center. For the past four years, she taught writing and directed a writing center. While at UofL, Cassie earned a Masters in English and a Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies. She also has a BA in English and Spanish from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently at PhD student in English at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Her favorite part of working in a writing center is being amidst a center buzzing with conversation about writing! In her free time, she enjoys exploring Louisville, running, cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Edward English

Edward English

Assistant Director

Edward is a PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric. Prior to his studies at the U of L he taught English Language and Literature at Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Years back when he was working on his M.A. at the University of Oklahoma, he developed an interest in adapting teaching methodologies to help non-native English speakers in writing classrooms. This interest led him to teach English all over the globe including in India, Panama, China, Austria, and Italy. Currently much of his academic interests center on the Rhetoric of Social Change, Critical Pedagogy, Religious Rhetoric (especially Jesuit Rhetoric), and the Intellectual Dark Web.

Rachel Rodriguez

Rachel Rodriguez

Assistant Director

Rachel is a second year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition. Her love for writing centers runs deep. Before coming to the University of Louisville to study, she worked as the Writing Specialist at an interdisciplinary tutoring center at a community college on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She earned her MA in English with a concentration in Gender from the University of Maine, and her BA in English and Spanish from McDaniel College. Her areas of interest include writing centers, basic writing, disability studies, feminism, and alterity, or the study of Otherness. When her nose is out of a book, it can be found hiking forest trails, painting, or watching period romances.

Aubrie Cox

Aubrie Cox

Assistant Director of the Virtual Writing Center

Aubrie is a first-year PhD student in rhetoric and composition, and recently completed her MFA in poetry at Temple University. She is the co-founder and executive producer of the literary podcast Citizen Lit (citizenlitcast.com), and has acted as an editor for online and print publications in both poetry and scholarship. With six years of teaching first year composition, creative writing, and literature, she is eager to serve the university's writing community in a new capacity. Her current research and writing interests include identity politics, hybrid genre, and writer agency and identity. Aubrie is an avid collector of enamel pins and atmospheric black metal records.

Christopher Stuck

Christopher Stuck

Assistant Director for Graduate Student Writing

Christopher is a third-year PhD student in rhetoric and composition. He earned his M.A. in English at the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in English at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. His current research interests lie in confluences of the rhetoric of science, science writing, gender, and popular communication, leading him to a dissertation project on paleontology and paleontologists. Christopher volunteers with the JCPS Storytelling Project (http://louisville.edu/english/about/jcps-storytelling-project). He is a typography and visual design hobbyist and hopes to one day own a DeLorean.

Quaid Adams

Quaid Adams

Quaid is a first year English M.A. student. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Secondary English Education as well as a B.A. in Folklore/Mythology. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Quaid moved to Louisville in the summer of 2016. His interests include reading and writing, traveling, cooking, experiencing new cultures and cultural events, various video games, spending time with friends and family, and being a doting Corgi-Dad. After he finishes his M.A., Quaid plans to pursue his PhD in either English or Folklore as well as teaching both on a college level.

Brooke Boling

Brooke Boling

Brooke is a Louisville native who earned her BS in English from Johnson University. She is pursuing her MA in English with research interests in psychoanalytic and feminist theory, particularly as applied to Victorian British literature and modern Appalachian literature. Her ultimate goal is to have a career in higher education as an English professor. When she isn't reading or listening to music, she loves writing poetry, listening to true crime podcasts, and cuddling with her two cats.

Josh Christian

Josh Christian

Josh is from Nashville, TN and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Campbellsville University. While there, he worked as the editor for the student newspaper and as a student news writer and intern for the Office of University Communications, writing a number of news and public relation articles which were featured in local and state-wide publications. He also worked to develop his creative writing, publishing different poems in various literary magazines. He is interested in all genres of writing and how the thoughtful practice of writing and reading can affect change in both one’s personal and professional lives and the world around them. He plans to study Rhetoric and Composition, while a graduate student at the University of Louisville.

Jacob DeBrock

Jacob DeBrock

Jacob is a first-year English Master’s student. He was born and raised in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He went to the University of Toledo and graduated last spring with a dual Bachelor’s in English and Psychology. His interests are 20th and 21st century American literature, visual media, theatre, queer art, and art that comes from non-hegemonic perspectives. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, reading, and catching up on the news of the day. His favorite part about working in the Writing Center is helping people find ways to better express themselves and their ideas. He looks forward to assisting those that pass through our doors.

Katie Frankel

Katie Frankel

Katie is a first-year English MA student. Originally from Texas, she recently graduated with a BA degree in English from Texas Wesleyan University, where she also worked as a writing tutor. Katie particularly enjoys reading and writing creative non-fiction and historical fiction, and is also interested in various topics in rhetoric and composition. Outside of the classroom, she likes to spend her time riding her horse.

 

Anna-Stacia Haley

Anna-Stacia Haley

Anna-Stacia is originally from Madisonville, KY. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. She’s currently a first-year Master’s Student in the English Department. Her interests include, fiction writing and spoken-word poetry. Some of her favorite authors include Frank E. Perreti, Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. She plans on teaching English at the collegiate level and writing lots and lots of books.

Catherine Lange

Catherine Lange

Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts from Manchester University with a major in English and a minor in journalism. Before deciding to pursue her Master’s degree, Catherine worked as a high school teacher. Her academic interests include queer theory and rhetoric, as well as feminist theory. As an undergraduate student, Catherine spent six months studying German, three months each in Austria and Germany. She would love to work with you on papers about German culture and language.

Michelle Pena

Michelle Pena

Michelle is a first-year graduate student in the Masters English program. She was born and raised in Chicago, and has never lived anywhere else until now. Her interests are in queer and gender theory with a focus on Victorian era literature. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Anglo-Saxon British Literature. She loves reading almost anything she can get her hands on and, when she is not doing that, she can be found exploring the city or binge watching a Netflix series. Eventually, she would like to teach because she genuinely enjoys helping people realize their educational potential.

Liz Soule

Liz Soule

Liz is a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s in English. She is from Massachusetts, and graduated from Salem State University with a B.S. in Education and a B.A. in English. Liz has previously worked as a consultant at Salem State’s writing center, where she discovered the joys and fulfillment of working alongside other student writers. Her research interests are rooted in pedagogy as well as the intersection of English and student groups, such as first-year students and non-traditional students. Outside of academia, Liz enjoys swimming, cooking, video games and making best friends with strangers' dogs on the street.

Abby Wills

Abby Wills

Abby is a first-year English MA student. She was born in Louisville, grew up in La Grange, Kentucky, and attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where she received her BA in English. Children’s literature, 19th-century British literature, and Shakespeare especially fascinate her, and she hopes to eventually teach literature. She enjoys walking, smelling flowers, writing letters, and contemplating the story of the universe.

Adam Yeich

Adam Yeich

Adam is a first year MA student studying literature and creative writing. He has a BA in history with a minor in writing and an MFA in fiction writing. When not in class or researching for new projects, Adam enjoys reading comic books and singing karaoke (at which he is very bad, yet continues to do anyway).